Born in Massachusetts in 1843. By 1880 Romer had settled in San Francisco. Destitute and eccentric, she died there at the County Hospital on May 22, 1905. She was a close friend and confidante of Mammy Pleasant. Her portraits and landscapes are rare. Exh: Mechanics' Inst. (SF), 1882, 1891; SFAA, 1885.
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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